Ditropan is an anticholinergic. It relaxes muscles in the bladder and treats certain bladder problems.
Your healthcare provider will tell you how you personally should use Oxybutynin. Follow these rules.
- Ditropan is taken orally with or without food.
- It is preferable to take Oxybutynin on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Try to take Ditropan at the same time each day it will help do not miss the dose.
- Try not to miss any doses and do not stop to take Ditropan event if you feel well.
Having missed a dose of Oxybutynin, just skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ditropan should be stored at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Short periods at temperatures of 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) are permitted. Do not expose to heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Oxybutynin must be kept out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Ditropan Safety information
Don't use Ditropan (Oxybutynin) if you have:
- uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma;
- bladder blockage or are unable to urinate;
- allergy to any ingredient in Ditropan;
- blockage or decreased muscle movement of the esophagus;
- heart problems caused by severe bleeding.
Ask your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Here is some more important information. Please read it before you start using Oxybutynin.
- We don’t hnow if Ditropan may cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. Discuss the benefits and risks of using Ditropan with your doctor while you are pregnant or if you are or will be breast-feeding. It is not known if Ditropan is found in breast milk. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
- Ditropan may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Limit your alcohol intake and don’t take any medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness (for example sleeping aid).
- Decreased sweating may be caused with Oxybutynin. Try not to become overheated in hot weather or while you are being active; heatstroke may occur. Ask your doctor if you have been exposed to high temperatures and you develop fever; flushing; hot, dry skin; severe or persistent headache; dizziness; sudden fatigue; fast heartbeat; seizures; or fainting.
- Ditropan may cause dry mouth. You should suck on sugarless hard candy or ice chips, chew sugarless gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute to help relieve dry mouth. If you have any questions contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- The elderly may be more sensitive to Oxybutynin's effects use it with caution in them;
- If the symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, discuss it with your doctor.
- You should know that Ditropan is used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. You must not share it with other people.
Ditropan Side Effects
Do not stop taking Oxybutynin and talk to your doctor if any of these most common side effects bother you:
- diarrhea; blurred vision; dizziness; drowsiness; dry eyes, nose, skin, or mouth; taste changes; headache; constipation; nausea; indigestion; stomach pain; trouble sleeping.
If any of these severe side effects occur, seek medical attention right away:
- hard allergic reactions (tightness in the chest; itching; difficulty breathing; hives; swelling of the mouth, lips, face, or tongue);
- difficult or painful urination;
- fast or irregular heartbeat;
- vision problems.